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for the cia chief goes before a senate committee. where he may be grilled about the use of drones and extreme interrogation techniques. i am talking about john brennan whose hearings are set to begin in 15 minutes. she he is a strong supporter of drone strikes and you can expect tough questions on the drones overseas. a neighbor's phone call leads to the rescue of a 17-year-old boy in kansas city, missouri. he was frail, thin, curled up on a concrete basement floor and handcuffed to a pole. he told police he was locked there since september, fed instant oatmeal and ramen noodles and bologna sandwiches and allowed to use the bathroom three times a day. >> he had lost a lot of weight. he looked very grayish kind of. like that pale gray color. they said he was very dehydrated. >> what are did you feel seeing that? >> i was heartbroken honestly. >> there is a court hearing under way in the case. we will have much more on the story ahead in the show. trying to destroy the bunker where the man held the little boy hostage in alabama for almost a week. this is how officials describe this small space.
for cia director up for con fir make in a few hours. but will members of his own party derail it? >> i don't know. >> lots of drama. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolinment. >> i'm john berman. it's thursday, february 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. up first, brace yourselves, bundle up, buy a shovel. this will be a big one. at this moment a blaizzard watc is in effects for new england. a storm is headed that way and could be historihistoric. it could drop two feet of snow in some places and it all starts tomorrow. you told us this was coming yesterday, you were on top of this one. >> we're trying. boston could rival its worst blizzard from 2003 which had 27 1/2 inches. all of this talks about two storm systems coming together. the first one here, notice in the south, all instability, a tornado warming out there for plaquemines parish. this is moving off to the east. we will watch this produce heavy showers even through atlanta. a low will form, become a rain and wind event as it moves across or north on the northern seaboard. the other storm system,
the confirmation for the man who the president wants to be the director of the cia. >>> and we're finally learning why the united states military didn't come to the rescue in gauze gl benghazi, libya. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with a desperate manhunt in southern california under way right now. police have linked a fired officer to a series of what they call atrocious crimes. christopher jordan dorner is suspected of killing three people and wounding two others. he's still at large and police say he has access to multiple weapons and assault rifles. cnn's kyung lah is joining us from los angeles where the police chief is calling it extremely worry some and scare ree. what's the latest kyung? >> reporter: certainly scary for anyone connected to the police department in southern california. this is where today's shooting spree began but all of this, wolf, began earlier this week. the murder spree began on sunday with the double killing of a newly engaged couple, monica quan and keith lawrence, quan, the daughter of a retired lapd captain, the officer who represented
the confirmation hearings for john brennan for cia director. brennan used to run the cia station in saudi arabia. we will be live from pentagon in a minute. >>> and falling from space, wow, pretty cool, at a rate of more than 843 miles per hour, that's how fast dare devil felix baumgartner fell when he jumped from space. the official speed has been released. even faster now than those record keepers thought at first. pretty cool stuff. >>> one of our top stories today at cnn, a secret american drone base somewhere in saudi arabia, now this is according, these are reports from two major newspapers today, saying that this u.s. launches these drone attacks against al qaeda targets from that particular base. i want to bring in two folks here at the pentagon chris lawrence also michael holmes from cnn international. chris, it's not a total surprise that this was there in saudi arabia, but certainly it was not something that they officially wanted to reveal. why are they doing it now? >> that's the big question, suzanne, why did this come out? we reported two years ago from our sources u.s. officials
defense secretary. a different committee hold as hearing for the man picked to run the cia. john brennan. for more of these controversial nominees, let's bring in our chief congressional correspondent, dana bash, and gloria borger. dana, what are your sources telling you about chuck hagel's confirmation? >> reporter: well, you know, there are supposed to be at least the chairman, carl levin wants a vote in the senate armed services committee tomorrow but it might not happen. one may reason is that many republicans on the committee don't want it to. we're told that they are circulating a letter urging senator levin to delay it. and they say, these republicans, that they are still waiting for key information from hagel. for example, senator lindsey graham told me he still doesn't p have information about the speeches that hagel gave, who he spoke to, what he said, and what he was paid. and the ranking committee, james inhoff said he's looking for people to slow this train down. senator levin doesn't like partisan food fights. and so an aide said that they would not be surprised if levin do
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, probably both of you know, former director of the cia was talking about incoming secretary of state john kerry, incoming if he is confirmed secretary of defense chuck hagel and here is what he had to say about the new team. >> i think the new team thinks more like the president thinks when it comes to foreign policy. this is going to be a team that might not push back as much with regard to cuts or withdrawals or smaller footprints or reluctance to go with big footprints into new areas. >> i want you to tell me what your reaction is to that. do you see a new team coming in with a different attitude toward the president's policies? >> no, i really don't. i mean, after all, the president is the person who makes policy with regards to foreign affairs and defense policy. >> sure. but this was about pushback. the suggestion is you all do push back and this team might not. >> well you know, i've got to tell you, anybody who knows john kerry and anybody who knows chuck hagel, i've been with them in meetings and i've been with them in conferences, and i've been with them on issue debates, they p
to the drama, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia and the architect of the drone policy, he'll appear before the senate intelligence committee today. lots to talk about with barbara starr who's following all these developments for us this morning from the pentagon. barbara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. all about spice and drones this morning, isn't it? well, this video has not yet been confirmed as the genuine article by the administration, the pentagon or the cia but it's getting a lot of attention. if you look at it, it's perhaps not so compelling itself, but there's plenty to try and figure out. let's get to that in a minute. but i want you first to listen to -- we translated some of the voice on the tape describing what you're looking at. have a listen. >> translator: this air craft has had many flights in countries around iran. in operations that have taken place in pakistan, this aircraft has provided guidance. >> reporter: so a claim there of u.s. spying on iran and that's really what this is all about. if this is the genuine article, the key ques
challenges. >> hala. >> john brennan nominated to head the cia, his confirmation hearings are this week, that is certain to come up. >>> a legend on the slopes airlifted to a hospital after a dangerous crash. we'll get the latest on lindsey vonn's skiing accident, next. jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. hey hun, remember you only need a few sheets. hmph! [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is made with extra cushions that are soft and more absorbent. plus you can use four times less. charmin ultra soft. >>> in austria today, american skiing sensation lindsey vonn airlifted to the hospital after a crash on the slopes. a hospital says vonn suffered a complex knee injury on opening day of the super g event al the alpine ski world championships. christina mcfarland, host of alpine edge. tell us, first of all, do we know
. counter terrorism advisor john brennan and president obama's choice to be cia director. his confirmation hearing begins in two and a half hours from now. >>> in tunisia today riot police filled the air with tear gas trying to keep furious crowds under control. have a look. these are the biggest and loudest protests in tunisia since the revolution there two years ago. the one that sparked the whole arab spring. a vocal critic of the government was shot dead outside his home yesterday. that infuriated people who say he was assassinated. it was political. they were already unhappy with tunisia's political situation since the arab spring the new islamist led government is keeping down individual freedoms. the people are not happy. tunisia's prime minister fired his cabinet and called for new elections hoping to calm tensions, then his deputy said the party wasn't unified on that. and it might not happen. we are watching developments. >>> let's gets back to our top story. a shooter on the loose in los angeles. the suspect a former cop is identified as christopher dorner. he was fired from the
immediate response. >> after lunch today, president obama's pick for cia director is going to have to answer for the death by drone overseas. john brennan will go before the senate intelligence committee after four years as the president's counter terrorism aide during which he championed the use of drones or unmanned aircraft to take out perceived threats to the homeland. even perceived threats who may be u.s. citizens. a white house agreed only yesterday to give some lawmakers a 50 page legal rationale written by the justice department in 2010 outlining their policy on u.s. citizens abroad who are threats to us and the right to take them out. we will talk more about drones and the law in our legal segment later this hour specifically how it relates to you here at home. >>> speaking of drones, you know they can and do fire missiles, but they are main lehmaned with cameras. you see footage that came supposedly from a u.s. drone that ultimately went down in iran 14 months ago. iran is now saying that some of the newly decoded video is from afghanistan. none of this has been verified. they hav
of the cia and head of the joint chiefs general dempsey. >> do you believe that the recent bombing has anything to do with the patriot missiles we have sent there? >> no, this is obviously a terrorist attack, and we have to find out what the motive is here, but i do not believe it is linked there. >> was this an internal thing and they have just attacked the u.s.? >> well sh, the intel community and this is a very recent event and the intel community has exactly that question to wring out and see if there is and coneck shun, but as the secretary said, we have no indication it was. >> and candy, joining us with more of the rare joint interview, and candy, reports that both of them will be testifying before congress on the benghazi attack. >> yes, i talked to them both, and thursday is the day that secretary panetta was not particularly, yes, we are going to do it, but, yes, we are talking to them about that and yes, we are trying to work it out, but later the chairman of the joint chiefs said thursday when we talked about benghazi which is one of the topics for us, he said, well, i'm su
's choice to lead the cia and also an architect of the drone program and a vocal supporter. >> we conduct targeted strikes because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> but it was the killing of an american citizen in yemen that raises all the questions. u.s. drones killed u.s.-born cleric anwar al awlaki, he was tied to the terrorist plots including the underwear bomber but never charged in u.s. court. iran claims it has unlocked the encrypted surveillance images from a spy plane drone. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity video which is running on iranian state television and youtube. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran and operations that have taken place in pakistan, this aircraft has provided guidance. >> the u.s. has never confirmed that iran shot down the drone, only it somehow vanished over iran. president obama asked iran to return it but the regime has refused. >>> the children of newtown, connecticut, have been in the spotlight ever since th
to become the new cia director. surprising views on interrogation tactics and drones. >>> then, he's out. the man squatting in a multimillian dollar mansion in florida gets the boot. >>> and we'll speak with jim clemente, dr. michael welner, james usera, a former classmate of christopher dorner. ronwiden, and david frei of the westminster kennel club. we want to welcome our international viewers as "starting point" starts right now. >>> hey, everybody. welcome. our "starting point," everyone bracing for the monster blizzard. could turn out to be a storm for the ages with forecasters using words like epic to describe the storm. live pictures of new york. a foot of snow could be on the ground by this time tomorrow. right now, 23 million people in the northeast under a blizzard warning. air travel hit or miss. 3,000 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow have already been canceled. in boston, concerns that the storm could be worse than the blizzard of 1978. you will remember a hundred people killed in that blizzard. thousands of homes destroyed. forecasters calling for 34 inches of snow t
serves on the cia advisory board, also with us, bob baer. fran, you have new information about the attack. what is it? >> what we know, anderson, is the attack happened on an outer perimeter check point. what we have now learns from law enforcement officials and sources working the investigation is this outer check point happened to be a walkway for embassy employees and their guests. that now makes more sense, anderson. the ambassador acknowledged the woman who has been injured, a journalist who was a friend of his, was coming to meet him for tea. law enforcement officials say this female entered the perimeter check point, and the man, the suicide bomber comes in behind her and that's when he detonates his device. he was carrying a bag, a law enforcement official said. they're still trying to determine whether or not the device was on him or in that bag, but that's when it was detonated. this is an individual, by the way, anderson, who was known to foreign and u.s. intelligence officials for his affil jaiatio with this marxest group. >> there's often kind of a gate house that is manned b
hearing for john brennan. president obama's nominee for cia director. >>> police in texas releasing a tape of the 911 call that led to an arrest in the murder of decorated navy s.e.a.l. sniper chris kyle. the chilling call coming from the sister of suspect eddie ray routh just after the shooting. >> yes, listen, my brother just came by here. i was at [ bleep ] street. he's now left. but he told me that he's committed a murder. >> okay. hold on. >> and i'm terrified for my life. >> okay. hold on. >> because i don't know if he's going to come back here. >>> the boy scouts of america delaying today's vote on lifting its ban on gay members and leaders until may. last month the boy scouts announced they'd consider changing their rules. today the executive board said it needs more time to deliberate the policies. >>> and after weeks of suspense the makers of monopoly revealing its newest game piece is a cat. the game's fans chose it over other options like a robot and a diamond ring. to make room voters decided that that sweet little iron, well, it's got to go. >>> and it's the end of an era for
for now. >>> john brennan, the president's pick to be the next cia director getting drilled at his confirmation hearing. he was pressed the targeted killing of terror suspects, including u.s. citizens. >> i think there's a misimpression on the part of some american people who believe that we take strikes to punish terrorists for past transgressio transgressions. nothing could be further from the truth. we only take actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative. >> the brennan hearing was interrupted several times by protesters. at one point, senator diane feinstein stopped the proceedings and actually had the room cleared. >>> all right. too close for comfort. scientists at nasa say a giant asteroid, about half the size of a football field, is headed our way. they predict it will pass very close to earth on february 15th. no closer than about 17,100 miles. it's one of many large space objects barrelling toward us at the very moment. experts say all of them, inclauinclud including this one, will have very limited, low-impact probability. >> very good. >>
before the senate for confirmation as cia director on thursday, where he's expected to face tough questions about the targeted killings. as one of the chief architects of the controversial obama program, he's defended the program in the past. >> we conduct targeted strikes, because they are necessary to mitigate an actual ongoing threat, to stop plots, prevent future attacks, and to save american lives. >> now, a bipartisan group of senators led by democrats wants to see a classified version of this document. there is a classified legal opinion, they believe there's more information in there they want to review. they say if they do not get it, some of the nominations for national security officials, perhaps even brennan's, maybe held up in the senate. wolf? >> all right, barbara, thank you. later this hour, we'll have a major debate on the president's policies on these drones' so-called kill list, including the killing of americans. that's coming up later this hour. kate balduan is here. you've got some new details on what happened 24 hours ago, almost exactly. >> on that amazing
to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlaki, his son who you call collateral damage. in learning of this sort of secret memo coming about, was there anything in it that surprised you? >> yeah, a few things. number one, you know, this is the -- we're familiar with the sound of the administration speaking to us about these -- about this program. they have justified it in various different venues. but this is the sound of the administration speaking to itself. and when the administration speaks to itself, it gives itself even more power than i think than anybody thought. it sort of -- it is a hypothetical situation it describes. it keeps on describing an informed high level executive who can make these decisions. and it is amazing how much power this white paper gives that inform
department, the cia, state department, all of them recommended to the president that the u.s. should start arming, directly arming syrian rebels but the president decided that was not necessarily a good idea. that's pretty extraordinary. >> it was extraordinary. he was asked about it at a congressional hearing. what is interesting to me is someone who covers washington, it's not that there is disagreement at certain points over policy between the secretary of defense and the secretary of state and the president of the united states. what's amazing, wolf, is that we never knew about it before. so when you saw the president assisting hillary clinton in her good-bye tour and you saw a president who really was thanking her for not leaking. and what we also see in this is that foreign policy is really run from the white house and not from anywhere else. this is a very white house centric national security team and i think that the president is, of course, first among equals. if you look at those people up on the screen, wolf, it is the president of the united states who made that decision on os
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